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, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. he became a co-chair of mitt romney's campaign for president. he talks about the business community's response to the fiscal cliff and his role as the president and ceo of the financial services roundtable. join us for his interview at 10:00 on c-span. >> up next, a discussion on immigration and security along the texas-mexico border with sentatives. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> thank you for being here at the second annual texas tribune festival. we have had some pretty lively discussion so far. these gentlemen are from the texas house of representatives. they are on different sides of the aisles. commissioner todd staples is the texas agriculture commissioner. state representative from 1995 until 2001. he has held statewide offices for the last five years. who knows what 2014 has in store for him? he launched a website that documents the problems that farmers are having on the texas border. whether it is -- tonight is an issue we will discuss. we have represent
it was importuned by president bush -- >> nice way to put it. >> it led to what was arguably governor romney's finest moment in the campaign. the first debate, thank you so much for being here. our title today is the future of the republican party. this assumes, of course, that it has one. [laughter] let's talk about the election. obviously, you played a crucial role. i want to get your sense -- we are now seeing reports that the campaign was very surprised by the outcome, even right up to the evening of election day. because their polls were showing something different than everyone else. is that true? really, house surprise was the campaign? >> first, it was a very close election in ohio. a high was one of the key states. even had we won, it turns out the electoral vote count would have gone to president obama. recall, back in 2004, when john kerry lost to george bush, he would often say publicly and to me on the floor of the senate, but for half of the people that could fit in a horseshoe, i would be president today. it was a narrow victory. i do think that there are some reasons that are
a lot of people that are discouraged. i have the honor traveling this country on behalf of governor mitt romney 2 i can tell you for those who have not met him, is an extraordinary person. i believe he would have been a phenomenal president. we wish him all the best and hope his voice states involved in the american political process. [applause] we're having this conversation now for those who believe that the limited government conservatism -- who believe in limited government conservatism. this is not about the republican party. this is about limited government conservatism. the republican party is the home of that movement. limited government conservatism has never been decided by presidential elections. for you can find the true meaning of limited government that separatism is in states like this preferred governors like yours are applying tried and true principles to the modern problems of the tunney predict what the first century. if america had a thought from 1% on plummer rate, we would all be very happy, as you should be with the governor and the work to your littleneck governor
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